12/7/22 – The boards of GraniteOne Health (GOH) members – Catholic Medical Center (CMC), Huggins Hospital (Huggins), and Monadnock Community Hospital (MCH) – have voted to withdraw from GOH and dissolve the system. The long-standing clinical partnerships these hospitals share will continue, providing patients throughout the state access to high-quality specialty care, technologies, and resources close to home.
“We strongly value the relationships among our organizations,” said CMC CEO Alex Walker. “We have strengthened our clinical partnerships and grown to meet our patients’ needs. But with growth comes change and each hospital’s current needs have changed since GOH was created. CMC remains dedicated to supporting rural health care and will remain a partner of Monadnock Community Hospital and Huggins Hospital.”
Over the years, and especially since 2020, each hospital has been faced with challenges both universal to the healthcare industry and unique to their organizations. These have included staffing shortages, the need to grow different specialties, and the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“Throughout our time with GOH, Huggins Hospital has continued to grow and require more specialty services to meet the needs of our community,” said Huggins President & CEO Jeremy Roberge, CPA. “Within GOH, each partner has had to focus internally and manage its growth independently. We believe it is best to dissolve GOH so we can increase that focus on our local needs and decide what is best for each of our organizations.”
“A lot has changed in the past 5 years and our Board of Trustees has begun a strategic planning process to look at our needs today and chart the path forward,” said Monadnock President & CEO Cynthia McGuire. “Our focus is on how we can deliver accessible, high-quality, valued-based care as we enter our second century of caring for our community. With the current challenges we are all facing in healthcare across the nation, we have confidence there will be benefit in evaluating new strategies for our future outside of GOH.”
GOH will file the necessary paperwork with the Charitable Trust Unit of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office early in 2023, after which there will be more information available and opportunity for public comment.
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Monica O’Clair, Huggins Hospital VP of Strategy & Community Relations
Lauren Collins-Cline, CMC Director of Communications & PR
Laura Gingras, Monadnock Community Hospital VP of Philanthropy & Community Relations